Muscat Festival 2012 in Qurm Park

I had a nice visit to Qurm Park to enjoy the 2012 Muscat Festival.One of the new displays was of ‘cupping’

Cupping
Cupping

where heat is applied to, in this case a hollowed out animal horn

Cupping Muscat Festival
Cupping Muscat Festival

placed against flesh. As the horn cools down it sucks the skin and stimulates the blood and/or draw out malignancies.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4